Raees is one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Shahrukh Khan is playing the role of a Gujarati don who carries out the illicit activity of bootlegging. A teaser was released on July 16, 2015. It has gained over 10 million views. It garnered positive reviews, and the excitement level of SRK fans hit the rooftop. Shahrukh Khan is finally bringing his antagonistic avatar back on the silver screen. The movie was originally meant to clash against Sultan on Eid 2016, but its shooting was not finished so the movie got delayed.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was also roped in for a critical role in the movie whereas Sunny Leone was signed for an item number. Amidst all the casting that was going on, one question was prominent: Who is going to star opposite SRK?
It’s always a pleasure to work with Shahrukh Khan, so say the heroines who have been in previous SRK movies. It’s a golden opportunity for any heroine to work with SRK. So, everyone was really excited to know about the lead actress of Raees.
It was finally revealed that Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan would play the role. Mahira Khan is one of the biggest stars of Pakistan, and it was an exciting news for the Pakistan film industry to see her working with Shahrukh Khan. But the reports say that Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan are not going to be seen on silver screen anytime soon. Mahira Khan has been dropped out of the movie.
Following the Uri attacks, MNS asked people to boycott Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees, as both the movies have Pakistani actors. Indian citizens are furious over the continuous terrorist attacks by Pakistan. The situation between Pakistan and India has turned sensitive, and general public is condemning any celeb who is speaking in support of Pakistani celebs.
The entire situation has instilled some fear among the producers, and they are walking on eggshells now. Shahrukh Khan has already faced failure in the form of FAN. Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, the movie couldn’t earn well on the box office. It seems like Shahrukh Khan doesn’t want to take any risk now.
Various sources are saying that the hunt for a new actress has begun. Indians are generally praising this bold step. Pakistani fans are apparently sad because they were excited to see Mahira Khan and Shahrukh Khan together. We are waiting to see who will replace Mahira Khan.